Guru Prerana Deshpande, disciple of late Pandita Guru Rohini Bhate and Director of Nrityadham, is among the leading complete solo Kathak dancers of her generation. Internationally acclaimed as someone whose work reveals the perpetually expanding horizons of the traditional form, she is regarded for her command over the fundamentals of Kathak – rhythm, grace, and expression and for her creativity rooted in its tradition.

The USA branch of Nrityadham will be performing at the New York Kathak Festival, with a performance by Apoorva (Dallas), Garima (Kansas), Bhakti, Neela, Rushi, and Ishani.